8th Grade News


Class of 2018!

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Save the Date!
8th Grade Dance
Friday, June 8th - 7:00 PM @ Il Palazzo
Welcome back! Thank you for checking out the 8th Grade Corner … where you’ll find all the up to date information on activities planned for our Class of 2018! 
Please make note of these important (Yet tentative) dates: 
** Remember, dates are subject to change due to snow days or lack of snow days used. 
June 20th Awards Assembly 
June 21st Brunch 
June 22nd Graduation 
Nov 20th is Cap/Gown pictures 
Jan 17th is 8th grade retakes & superlatives
** Last year we had an 8th grade parent there for pictures to assist and it worked out wonderfully. We would love to have that happen again this year so please let us know if you’d be in interested in attending!
Have a good day!
Your 8th Grade Committee Chairs
Tina & Dayna


Hello Parents and Welcome to the 8th Grade!

I can guarantee that while this year will be a roller coaster of emotions it will also be a blast!


Your chair people for this year are myself (Tina Johannemann) and Dayna Devine.

We have a Facebook page – Wanaque 8th grade class of 2018 where you will be able to find out everything that is happening!

We will also be updating this page and of course you can always reach out to us directly.


Our first priority is Back to School night!  Please be sure to attend Back to School (9/27) and visit our table in the back of the gym.  There will be a lot of information given that night.


We look forward to working with all of you and making this the best year ever for our 8th graders!!!!!


Thank you,

Tina Johannemann




Dayna Devine



Wanaque School PTA 8th Grade Activities

Mural — Each year the graduating class leaves its mark in the halls of Wanaque School by creating a Mural.  Our Art teacher handles all the student participation, buying the paint and other art supplies.   The students begin work on the mural in the spring.  This committee requires one chair and no volunteers.  Your responsibility would be to be the point person for the Art teacher…collect the reimbursements from her so she can get reimbursed for the supplies she purchased and to purchase the snacks/drinks which PTA provides each time the kids meet to create the mural.

T-shirts — The Haskell and Wanaque committee t-shirt chairs will work together to design and have made, the Class of 2016 t-shirts that 8th graders from both schools will wear on the 8th grade trip.

Brunch — Each year, we provide the graduating class with a brunch to allow students the opportunity to get together to sign each other’s yearbook.  The chair is responsible for submitting the request to the principal for the date and the time, submitting the work order to custodians for the table set up, ordering/ensuring the delivery of the brunch, decorating (usually graduation tablecloth/plates /utensils/napkin/balloons from the Awards night can be used etc) and clean up.  The chair needs to make sure he/she has arranged for enough parent volunteers the day of …5 volunteers is plenty.

Awards — Chair and committee are responsible for creating the Awards invitation to be sent home to all 8th grade families, decorating the stage with balloons and tulle the day of, submitting work order for three tables for the night of awards , getting all refreshments, graduation cake, desserts/ paper goods and clean up.   You must enlist the help of two or three 7th grade parents for the night of so they can man the refreshments so you can enjoy the ceremony.  It is a good way to show them what they will need to do the next year.

Dance — This committee requires everyone on the entire 8th grade committee to help. The chairperson will oversee all volunteers, work with the Haskell school committee throughout.  Responsibilities will include, getting decorations for the gym once theme is voted on, centerpieces for the tables at the dance.  Making sure Board of Ed has DJ, decorating the night before and morning of the dance, clean up, favors, etc.

Graduation — Make sure stage is decorated.  Order flowers for teachers and flowers for students to wear.  Purchase teachers gifts for the 4 teachers that go above and beyond for in helping plan and coordinate 8th grade activities. $25.00 each. Purchase the Gift cards for the Realization Awards.  There are usually four students that get this.  The teachers choose them.

Yearbook - Gather baby pictures for the yearbook and send them in with your children to be given to Ms. Sisco's attention.  Make sure you label your child's name / homeroom on the back so they may be returned.  Please mark that they are for the yearbook and not the slideshow.  Suggested size:  Wallet size to 3x5.  Also make sure that the picture of your child is large enough to clearly see them - and is a clear picture as they will be scanning in / cropping for yearbook use.  If you have a clear / scan photo you can send as an attachment to Ms. Sisco at ksisco@wanaqueps.org (Age is up to you.  We were told to supply a baby picture to be used on a page to guess whose photo it is, so don't send in one where they are too old.